Sat Apr 29 17:35:37 GMT+00:00 2017

EFL Teacher

Deadline: Fri 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • United Kingdom, Harrow School
  • Experience: 1 YEAR
  • Positions: 8
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Details of Position

Harrow School is the founding member of the British Association of Boarding School Short Courses (BABSSCo), which hosts and runs English Language Courses at five major independent schools. Harrow School is our flagship centre for teenagers, hosting around 600 students each summer. Our summer schools promote communication in English, focusing on the development of students' speaking, listening and pronunciation.
We are recruiting EFL Teachers for summer 2017 to work on various contracts of between 2 to 6 weeks from 5 July to 16 August. Our EFL Teachers are responsible for planning and delivering a course of dynamic and effective lessons to develop students’ listening, speaking and pronunciation skills. Lessons are student-centred and communicative, with a focus on functional language that will enable students to participate fully in the course when outside the classroom.
BABSSCo has an open curriculum to which EFL Teachers are expected to contribute, planning their courses based on an analysis of the needs of their students and considering the language that will be useful for the activities and excursions in the students’ schedules. We employ pastoral and activities staff to look after students outside their lessons, leaving teachers adequate time to prepare their course of work. As well as delivering English classes, EFL Teachers also assist with placement testing and manage student-led projects.
Courses at Harrow have set start and finish dates with no continuous enrollment. Teachers are contracted to courses and teach the same class throughout each allocated course, with most courses involving teaching 20 hours per week (inclusive of lesson breaks). Most lessons are scheduled in the morning with some afternoon, evening and weekend teaching.
We have high expectations of our teaching staff, and in return provide a professional, organised and supportive working environment. We have an annual returning staff rate of 70% and feedback over the last fours years shows that 100% of our teachers would recommend working for us to their colleagues. Due to the open nature of our syllabus we look for teachers who are well qualified and experienced, and the role is not suitable for newly qualified teachers. In 2016 our average teacher had just under ten years' experience. Many of our teaching staff hold or are working towards diplomas, PGCEs or Masters as well as the required certificate-level qualification.
In 2017 we are particularly keen on recruiting teachers with diploma qualifications (although will happily interview certificate qualified teachers with good experience), and teachers with expertise in teaching Chinese students, pronunciation, or public speaking.
If you feel you would fit in well with our teaching team, please apply through our website or contact Heather Rhodes with any questions about the position.


EFL Teachers should hold a degree and either a CELTA or Trinity Certificate in TESOL. Preference is given to candidates who additionally hold one of the following:
- DELTA, Trinity Diploma or equivalent
- MA in TEFL
- PGCE (Secondary or Primary Education)

Salary and Benefits

EFL Teacher pay starts at £21.20 per hour and increases to a maximum of £31.70 per hour. Staff paid hourly are paid 12.07% per hour in addition to their base rate of pay in lieu of holiday. Points on the pay scale are awarded based on qualifications held, previous teaching experience and loyalty to BABSSCo, with increments of £0.75 per point. To see a copy of the pay scale, please contact Heather Rhodes.
Teachers are paid per contracted teaching hour, with most courses involving 20 teaching hours per week (this is 17.5 contact hours; teachers are paid for breaks that fall within lessons). Pay per week including holiday pay therefore starts at £475. Teachers are expected to fulfill the administrative requirements of their course and prepare their lessons, and should expect to spend 5-10 hours per week on administrative requirements including attendance of staff meetings and awards ceremonies in addition to time spent planning lessons. The hourly pay is set to account for these expectations.
Other benefits:
- Accommodation on site if required. Staff are accommodated in Boarding Houses normally also occupied by students, but with private staff-only bathroom facilities.
- Breakfast, lunch & supper each day
- Laundry (commercial laundry, once per week)
- Subsidised use of Sports Facilities at Harrow School

Company Details

More Company Information
Harrow School
5 High Street
Harrow on the Hill
United Kingdom
020 8426 4638
020 8864 7180
Click here to visit the BABSSCo website
Contact person:
Heather Rhodes, Academic Principal

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